NP/PA Luncheon Session

October 14, 201312:45 pm – 2:15 pm Room 4


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Pre-registration is required for this NP/PA session, which has a fee of $40. NPs and PAs wishing to attend this event do not need to be registered for the Postgraduate Course or the Annual Scientific Meeting.
Course Description:
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants caring for patients with digestive diseases will be able to increase their knowledge about the current status of diagnostic modalities and evidence based treatments paradigms for some of the most common and chronic GI disorders including pregnancy and the IBD patient, viral hepatitis, and celiac disease. Using an interactive case-based approach, this session will assist NPs and PAs in achieving optimal outcomes and enhancing the overall capacity to frame effective disease management strategies in their practices.
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.25 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc., an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
Course Directors & Session Moderators:
Immanuel K. H. Ho, MD, FACG, and Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG

Monday, October 14, 2013

Immanuel K. H. Ho, MD, FACG
Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG
12:45 pm Lunch
1:00 pm

What You Need to Know About Pregnancy and the IBD Patient
Michele Kissous-Hunt, RPA-C

  • Review current recommendations regarding conception and fertility in the IBD patient, describe the basics of pregnancy outcomes in relation to IBD disease activity, and identify safety of medications with pregnancy and breastfeeding in the IBD patient.
1:25 pm

Making Treatment Decisions for Patients with HCV in Clinical Practice
April G. Long, NP

  • Describe how to make an informed clinical decision with regard to treating HCV patients now or waiting for future therapies.
1:50 pm

Diagnosis and Management of Celiac Disease 2013 Update
Jeanne Millett, NP

  • Analyze 2013 recommendations for diagnosis and management of celiac disease.
2:15 pm Adjourn